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Is It Really Best for Women If Akin Withdraws? Questions About a Defining Moment

Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?

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Hmmm…Did Romney Check With Ryan On That Rape Exception to Abortion Thing?

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According to the presidential contender, his ticket supports allowing rape victims to terminate their pregnancies. Did he check with his running mate?

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Paul Ryan’s Missing Children and Mitt Romney’s Forbidden Grandchildren

Paul Ryan’s relatively small family and Mitt Romney’s quite large one reveal the reproductive minefields for Republican candidates who presumably are expected to show obedience, in their personal lives, to the party’s extremist platform.

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The Ryan Reaction: This Election Is Now About “Choice”

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This election is about choice.  A big choice.

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Romney Reaches For Religion But Is He Losing His Grasp?

When all else fails, Romney’s ready to focus on religion.  But will that backfire, too?

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New Ad Says Romney Would Take Women Back To the Fifties

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A new ad from the Obama campaign reiterates Romney’s position against helping women access contraception.

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Romney 2005: “I’m Personally Pro-Life But I Won’t Change The Laws”

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Having it both ways on choice has always been Romney’s style.


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Well-Connected Utah GOP-Tea Party Fundraiser Accused of Multiple Rapes

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A prominent GOP/Tea Party fundraiser, with strong connections to other prominent GOP leaders, has been accused of mulitple counts of rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping.

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V.P. Or Not V.P., Choice Is The Question

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No one really expects Romney to pick Condi Rice for his running mate, but the rumor has taught us much about the Republican Party.

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Romney Booed At NAACP, Outed By Boston Globe

It’s been a rough few days for the Republican presidential candidate.

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